March 12th, 2019

Michael Sheen Encourages Dads To Talk To Their Teen Daughters About Menstruation



Michael Sheen has teamed up with 'Hey Girls', a UK-based social enterprise which aims to end 'period poverty', in order to help fathers become more comfortable talking with their teenage daughters about menstruation.

The #Pads4Dads campaign helps fathers to become educated on the topic of menstrual cycles, employing a website with information, as well as selling "Dad Kits" that contain feminine hygiene products, separate manuals with info for Dad and daughter, and packets of hot chocolate to "ease the conversation".

Says Sheen in the promotional video:

"I have a daughter. I get it. It can feel hard to start the conversation. But that's okay. 'Hey Girls' is here to help us Dads end the stigma of talking about periods and buying period products for the young women in your life...Let's not leave Dads out of the bloody conversation."

'Hey Girls' gives away one box of pads or tampons to low-income women for each one that a customer buys.

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Could you talk to your Dad about your period, ONTD?
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‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Reboot Will Find a Way to Honor Luke Perry



“He was going to be one of the few who was not going to be in it, because he was committed to ‘Riverdale,’” CBS TV Studios president David Stapf said.Previous reports were that Perry would work around his Riverdale shooting schedule.

He added that Perry would be honored in the show in some way, but “That’s something the writers are going to have to figure out.”

The six-episode 90210 event series will air summer of 2019.

Sources: the Variety tweet Variety
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Third 'Christmas Prince' Movie Set at Netflix



Netflix announced on Monday that the fan-favorite A Christmas Prince is getting a third movie titled A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.

In The Royal Baby, the royal couple will host royality from a faraway kingdom to renew an ancient truce. But when the 600-year-old treaty disappears, peace between the two royal families is put in jeopardy and an ancient curse looms.

Like the first two movies, this installment with take place during the Christmas season.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter tweet The Hollywood Reporter
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'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Will Be a Pokémon GO-style game



The basics: some sort of rift has appeared in between the wizarding and muggle worlds. The player plays a witch or wizard trying to put things back together by collecting "foundables", which could a number of things, be they artifacts, creatures, people or memories from the wizarding world.

There will also be a team system where players will be able to play either as Aurors, Magizoologists, and Professors, each with their own skills and abilities.

More info on the game in the article.

The game will come out sometime in Summer 2019.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter tweet Forbes
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Why Women Kill casts Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Ginnifer Goodwin to star with Lucy Liu


Veep's Reid Scott, Parenthood's Sam Jaeger, and True Detective's Alexandra Daddario have also joined the cast of this darkly comedic drama from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

Ginnifer Goodwin as Beth Ann in 1963:
- kind, cheerful, warm, the ideal '60s housewife
- in denial that her ex-jock husband Rob (Sam Jaeger) is cheating on her

Lucy Liu as Simone in the '80s:
- elegant, stylish, effervescent, smugly superior, the picture of urbane confidence
- devastated that her indulgent husband Karl is having an affair

Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Taylor in 2018:
- a fiercely intelligent, kick-ass woman, a lawyer in control of her sensitive side
- upfront about being bisexual in an open marriage
- how her beta husband Eli (Reid Scott) admiringly describes her: driven, impassioned, very sexy, "one hot feminist"

Alexandra Daddario as Jade in 2018:
- stunningly beautiful, sweet, Taylor's lesbian lover
- a neat freak and may be a little crazy
- compulsively cleans Taylor and Eli's house and irons Eli's clothes (Eli is thrilled and impressed)

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Leighton Meester on the cover of Shape magazine + mini Gossip Girl reunion

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  • Meester was on the cover of Shape magazine where she talked fitness and her new show Single Parents

  • Her main form of exercise is surfing

  • She doesn't believe balance is possible; something is always sacrificed when you're a working parent

  • Makes a lot of her own beauty products at home using natural ingredients

  • Tries to eat healthy 70% of the time


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ONTD what are you doing to stay fit?
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New Books Hitting Shelves This Week


SHOUT

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.


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Marvel developing "What If" series for Disney +




*One of the new Marvel series being developed for the new Disney + streaming service will be based on the "What If" comic series

*The animated anthology series will explore how events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could have happened if key moments had not occurred.

*Some examples could include episodes focusing on "What if Loki had found Mjolnir instead?" or "What if Captain America had not vanished during WW II?"

*More info about the series could be announced at Disney events in early April, or at Comic Con (or D23, I guess)

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Maybe this is what the Russos meant when they said Cevans wasn't done with Cap after Endgame?
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Happy 30th birthday, World Wide Web! 🎉



Sir Tim Berners-Lee, in 1989, invented what would be one of the most revolutionary tools for humanity, the World Wide Web.

Berners-Lee envisioned "a large hypertext database with typed links,"named “Mesh,” to help his colleagues at CERN (a large nuclear physics laboratory in Switzerland) share information amongst multiple computers. By 1991, web servers were running.

It soon revolutionized life, bringing forward the Information Age.

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Black Celebrities Call for Hairstylists Who Know How to Style Black Hair on Sets




• Model Olivia Anakwe took to instagram to share her experience at Paris Fashion Week.

• "If I am asked to wear my natural hair to a show, the team should prepare the style[...] No matter how small your team is, make sure you have one person that is competent at doing afro texture hair care OR just hire a black hairstylist! Black hairstylists are required to know how to do everyone’s hair, why does the same not apply to others?"

• Teen Vogue tweeted an article they posted and black actors chimed in with their experiences.

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Natural hair post?
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Solari Out; Zidane Returns to Real Madrid






• Real Madrid flopped out of all competitions last week. To say they've had a shit season would be an understatement.

• Yesterday Santi Solari became the second manager fired this season, after Lopetegui in October.

• After stepping down last May, Zinedine Zidane was reappointed as Real Madrid's manager effective immediately. He reportedly signed a contract through 2022.

• Mourinho was allegedly considered for the job, but nobody likes him.

• Zidane has allegedly been given a £300 million transfer budget for the summer, full control over all transfers and the highest salary of any manager in the world.

• Zidane reportedly has his eye on Eden Hazard. Other names tossed around include Mbappe and Neymar.

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The future looks bright.
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Amy Adams to Develop 'Poisonwood Bible' Series for HBO


  • Amy Adams and her manager Stacy O'Neil are launching a new production company called Bond Group Entertainment.

  • The company has secured a first look deal at HBO, and the first project they are developing is a series adaptation of the Barbara Kingsolver novel The Poisonwood Bible.

  • The Poisonwood Bible was published in 1998, and nominated for the Pulitzer in 1999. It follows Orleanna Price, the wife of an evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959.

  • Adams and O'Neil will executive produce, with Kingsolver and Anya Epstein writing and executive producing.

  • This is only Adams' second producing gig after last summer's Sharp Objects.

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Excited for this, I remember liking the book!
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Arcade Fire's "Baby Mine" for 'Dumbo' + Premiere Pics




  • Disney released Arcade Fire's version of "Baby Mine" for the live action Dumbo.



Thandie Newtown, whose daughter Nico Parker makes her debut in Dumbo, is an Arcade Fire fan, and met them at the premiere last night.

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Megan Ellison Responds to Variety's Critical Article about Annapurna's Financial Failures



Follow-up to this post

-Takes the "shame on you for not supporting other women" route

-States that she's done good things for the film industry

-Reminds everyone she has money (Ellison's father, Larry Ellison, is the co-founder of Oracle with a networth of 64 billion dollars)

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How do you respond to criticism?
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USWNT Files Lawsuit Against US Soccer for Gender Discrimination & World Cup Kits Revealed

Lawsuit Against US Soccer



• Last week all 28 members of the USWNT filed a lawsuit against US Soccer alleging institutionalized gender discrimination.

• Players are seeking back pay and damages for any female player who's represented the United States at the senior national level since Feb. 2015.

• In 2016, five members of the USWNT at the time filed a wage discrimination action against US Soccer with the EEOC (ONTD Post). The complaint was never resolved, but the EEOC granted a right-to-sue letter to allow for a federal court filing.

• In 2017, USWNT & US Soccer agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement through 2021.

• Timing for the lawsuit was chosen not only to coincide with International Women's Day, but to capitalize on the attention on USWNT & US Soccer in the lead-up to the World Cup. US Soccer won't do anything to jeopardize the WNT's chances this summer so there's no threat of players being dropped from the squad in retribution and there will be a lot of discussion on equal pay, revenue produced, etc.

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World Cup Kits



• Yesterday Nike launched national team kits for the Women's World Cup.

• The 2019 Women's World Cup is June 7 to July 7 in France.

United States (OP needs one of each.)



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I'm so excited! I have tickets to the WWC semifinals and final. I hope the USWNT is in at least one of them. Who are you rooting for in the World Cup, ONTD?
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Queen music video director: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ sequel being discussed



Rumors of a sequel to the Academy Award winning film Bohemian Rhapsody began yesterday when long time music video director for Queen confirmed to Page Six that a sequel was being “discussed.” Allegedly a second biopic would pick up where the first film left off.

Rudi Dolezal tells Page Six about the follow up film while discussing Jim Beach, who was the band’s manager and is a producer of the first film. “I’m sure he [Beach] plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid,” Dolezal said, adding that a sequel is “being heavily discussed in the Queen family.”

A representative for the other producer of the film, Graham King, has however denied that a sequel is in the works.

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Johnny Depp fans are distorting facts to prove his innocence



Johnny Depp is trending on social media with thousands of tweets currently going viral where his supporters are rejoicing after a fan account declared Amber Heard abused Johnny Depp, and that she supposedly lied under oath about him ever attacking her. (These allegations stem from the defamation lawsuit Depp filed this month against Heard.)

In the biggest example that started the bandwagon declaring his innocence, a fan referenced Depp's bruised eye, and an accusation that Heard at one point sliced his finger. (even though it was previously reported he cut the finger off himself)

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Actress Felicity Huffman’s bond is set at $250,000 in the alleged college admission scheme



Former Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman’s bond has been set to $250,000 according to TMZ. She has surrendered her passport but is free to travel within the country. Huffman was not required to pay the bond, but her husband William H. Macy had to sign off on being able to cover that amount. Her husband was not indicted but he is considered a witness. She’s due back in court in Boston on March 29 for her involvement in the college admissions scheme.

Meanwhile Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin was out of town therefore not arrested, but she’s already made arrangements to surrender herself to authorities tomorrow. Her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, was arrested Tuesday and his bond was set to $1 million. He has since put his home up as collateral.

Loughlin has also deleted all of her social media since the scandal broke earlier this morning.

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Director Penelope Spheeris on Hollywood: “They can blow me.”



-Grew up traveling the United States with her parents’ carnival & put herself through UCLA film school

-Started the first production company in Los Angeles specializing in music videos in 1974

On quitting Hollywood:
“I just took whatever job I could get. Because as a woman in the film business, you really don’t get to pick and choose. But working with the Weinsteins was probably the moment where I said to myself, ‘How the fuck did I get here? What am I doing?’”

On Hollywood’s treatment of women:
“It’s ugly. You have no friends in Hollywood. Hollywood is a lonely, lonely desert, especially as a woman. [...] you’ve got these people that are deceitful and liars who don’t stand up for their words, you know?”

On aspiring female directors:
“I’m very glad that today there are more opportunities for young women. I don’t think it’s a useless endeavor at this point, by any means. [...] Because it’s one thing to be a woman in this business, but let me tell you something, it’s another thing to be an older woman in this business. Because then you’ve got two strikes against you from the start. That’s why I don’t give a fuck about the business anymore.”

-Spheeris has spoken at a previous Q&A about being blacklisted by Mike Myers from Wayne’s World 2 after retaining her final cut privileges on the first film, which remains one of the highest-grossing live-action comedies of all time (Spheeris insisting on the infamous Bohemian Rhapsody headbanging scene was a primary battle between them)

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ONTD, did a man ever belittle your idea, get you fired over it, and then later take credit for its success?
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Cameras will be allowed at Jussie Smollett’s next hearing (3/14)





Jussie Smollett was back in court today since his arrest.

This Tuesday the Chief Cook County Criminal Courts Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. said that he will allow one still camera and one video camera for the hearing Thursday, March 14. However, he noted that he will also assign the case to another judge and that judge will determine whether cameras will be allowed in future hearings.

Jussie Smollett’s next hearing will be on the filing a false police report in an alleged hate crime hoax.

Tina Glandian, one of Smollett's attorneys, said she didn’t have any objections to media access because “much of the leaked information is actually demonstrably false.”

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🚨Lady Gaga Pregnant!!!🚨 With #LG6, Possible Rihanna Collab?




Lady Gaga announced she is pregnant with #LG6. She started following Rihanna and BloodPop on Instagram right before she tweeted this. She only follows people she has worked with or collabed with.

No release date has been set. Could be coming sooner than we think?

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JK Rowling on Dumbledore and Grindelwald's Relationship




- JK Rowling discusses Grindelwald and Dumbledore's relationship, saying that they had a "passionate" and "love relationship"
- However she says "But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling" and "I'm less interested in the sexual side – though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship – than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationships"

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What fantasy book/series with actual LGBT representation would you like to see adapted for film or television instead, ONTD?
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Breaking: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Indicted in Alleged Ivy League Bribery Scheme



Desperate Housewives vet Felicity Huffman and Fuller House‘s Lori Loughlin are among the 50 individuals indicted for allegedly taking part in a large scheme involving parents who paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their kids into elite colleges, including Harvard and Yale.

Loughlin and husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying $500,000 to USC in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the college's crew team — even though they did not participate in crew — thereby guaranteeing their admission in the college.

The indictment alleges that Felicity Huffman paid $15k to get her daughter’s SAT score up to 1420. Huffman's husband William H. Macy was not indicted.

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Amber Heard Recalls Coming Out as Bisexual to Her Parents



• At SXSW the actress talked about coming out to her religious parents

• "And being an outspoken lesbian, atheist, vegetarian, I remember when I told them about my relationship, that I was in love with this woman, and at the beginning of that it was just tears, tears." When referring to her former partner Tasya Van Ree, whom she dated for five years.

• And how her parents attitudes have changed since

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Can Megan Ellison Reverse Course on Annapurna’s Financial Troubles?

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Annapurna Pictures is facing shaky financial health

According to Variety, “Beale Street” is looking at a write-down of between $8 million and $10 million

Vice” will lose $20 million

Nicole Kidman’s “Destroyer” grossed only $1.5 million domestically and will represent a $7 million loss

Of the eight films it has released since 2017, only one, “Sorry to Bother You,” is expected to be minimally profitable

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Did you enjoy these Annapurna flops, ONTD?
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Amber Tamblyn Talks Politics and Sexism in her Book "Era of Ignition"




- Tamblyn links Hillary's 2016 loss to the invisibility women have been feeling for a long time; she is a longtime supporter of Clinton and volunteered for her in 2008 and 2016.
- She's glad that Clinton isn't running again because she "wouldn’t want her to go through all the lies and the cruelty"
- She's gotten a lot of hate for sharing an anecdote in her book where Bernie Sanders acts "irritable" and asks for no more pictures; she speaks out against the vitriol she received from Sanders supporters during the campaign as well - "there was a lot of negative language used towards us and also a lot of sexist language used". She said that she thinks Bernie is wonderful and would vote for him if nominated, but makes the point that his "curmudgeonly style" wouldn't be possible if he were a woman.
- Growing up as a child actor, she reflects on why she has reservations on how her husband wants to raise their daughter with the attitude that she can do anything, saying that that's not the case for women and it's about balancing encouraging her daughter to follow her dreams while also "making them aware of how the world will try to stop them from being the best versions of themselves"

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Meet Hatari: Iceland's Controversial Entry in This Year's Eurovision Song Contest




“Our message is a warning in uncovering the dystopia that is happening in Europe, in America, all over the world” - Matthias Haraldsson of Hatari


The 2019 Eurovision song contest is a controversial one, as it will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel from May 14-18. There were several calls for countries to boycott the long-running international music competition, but no countries ended up officially doing so.

Iceland's entrant into this year's song contest, however, has proven to be quite divisive and is drumming up a great deal of controversy of their own - with some Israeli groups calling for the group to be banned from participating this year over concerns that they are using the contest as a political platform (politics are not allowed at Eurovision - but are always a part of Eurovision).

Hatari have emerged clearly as a fan favourite (although they do have their fair share of haters) with their anti-capitalism message, BDSM inspired stage outfits, sarcastic and trollish sensibilities, and their overall political commentary that seems especially apt given the discussions taking place both globally in a political sense as well as within the frame of Eurovision this year.

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Promos for Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, & Black Lightning

Arrow 7x16: Star City 2040

FLASH FORWARD TO THE FUTURE — Mia (guest star Katherine McNamara) and William (guest star Ben Lewis) venture into the Glades on a dangerous mission. There they run into Dinah, Roy and Zoe (guest star Andrea Sixtos) who deliver some devastating news. The flash forwards share highlights from Mia’s childhood with Felicity. James Bamford directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Oscar Balderrama (#716). Original airdate 3/18/2019.

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Gwyneth Paltrow on Goop's mistakes: "We just thought we were like, writing a blog"



In an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow at SXSW yesterday, Goop CEO Gwyneth Paltrow addressed a crowd to discuss her massive lifestyle brand that is now worth $250 million.

On 'painful lessons': “We didn’t understand that you can’t make certain claims. We just thought we were like, writing a blog.” (Paltrow now says she's hired a team of in-house scientists and lawyers)

On Jeff Bezos ignoring her: "I got an email and it said the subject was Jeff Bezos, and the sender was Jeff Bezos. So I wrote back, and then he wrote me, and then I said, you know, I would die for the opportunity to sit down and ask you a bunch of questions… and he never wrote me back."

On controversy: "People love to talk about like, Goop is controversial. It’s like, really? Cause we’re talking about female sexual health?... We know if we’re going to write about like a vaginal steam, that it’s funny. But also at the same time we like to identify those things, like what are the next healing modalities, and we just like to ask questions about them."

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